Mimecast Partners with Dimension Data to provide Cloud-Based Email Management for Microsoft Exchange

    Mimecast today announced a technology partnership with Dimension Data that enables the IT services and solutions provider to offer its client base the full suite of Mimecast’s cloud-based email management services. 

    Mimecast has a single, unified hosted service that assists companies with the continuity, archiving and compliance challenges facing companies running Microsoft Exchange. It removes the need for businesses to deploy and manage multiple third-party systems by providing robust, always-on email in the cloud. 

    Garth Wittles, managing director of Mimecast SA believes that Mimecast complements Dimension Data’s strategy of delivering more essential cloud services to its clients, especially those running Microsoft environments. 

    “A recent survey conducted by Mimecast revealed that 77% of respondents are planning to move to Exchange 2010,” says Wittles. “That means that we can expect at least three quarters of Dimension Data’s current Microsoft Exchange client base to eventually migrate. This means Mimecast is a particular advantage for both Dimension Data and its client base as we make this process simple by providing archiving prior to the migration, 100% business continuity during move, and the ability to access all the benefits of Exchange 2010 without having to invest in additional infrastructure.”

    Mimecast was subject to a methodical and thorough due-diligence process, which confirmed that it has exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction, backed by technology that has proved itself in thousands of local and global corporate email environments.  

    According to Bradley Bunch, General Manager of Microsoft Solutions at Dimension Data, “We have an obligation to our clients to ensure that our technology partners provide innovative, robust solutions with a proven track record. This means ensuring they have sustainable business practices, excellent technology skills and a performance history of solid implementations that goes back years. With almost a decade in the market and more than 1.2 million mailboxes on the service in South Africa alone, Mimecast demonstrated itself to be an excellent partner.”

    Wittles adds, “This is a very significant partnership for us.  Dimension Data is an ideal partner in terms of its technology skills, business culture and penetration of the Microsoft Exchange market. The addition of Dimension Data to our network will support us in expanding our footprint, as it has the reach, logistics capabilities and Microsoft skills to bring Mimecast to its entire base of clients.”

    For clients, one of the most appealing features of Mimecast will always be the ease and confidence with which it can be applied. “The benefits Mimecast brings to customers in terms of reducing the risk and complexity is obvious. We are all looking forward to bringing this service into our client base,” concludes Bunch.


    About Mimecast

    Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security.  By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 4,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands

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